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    A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    A very handsome piece, but I'm not quite sure what a spouse would say if you proudly announced "Darling look at this beautiful Waffen SS
    watch that I bought today."
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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    Crikey, what a mess! And can anyone explain to me why some numerals are mirror imaged?!

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    Ahhh... a Ukraine Special. How many specialities of "local watch cuisine" have we already seen in this forum? Ukraine Special, Bombay Special, and so on for Argentina, Uruguay... I guess if you look on eBay, you can also find a lot of China Specials- just look up vintage Roamers and Certinas from out there, and they all look the same... No movement pics, of course...
    Ukraine Specials are a different story. They don't even look like something that ever left a factory in a similar shape. They're a result of creative diarrhoea. And, there's a dead giveaway of their origin, just as in this case: they're absolutely disgusting. Now I hate these fakers all the more- for crying out loud, why oh why did they have to do it to a Tissot?!
    Can't really look at it anymore- they couldn't fit the "Waffen", because the "SS" would have to be smaller... Seconds hand doesn't match the scale, and this inverted minute scale...
    I don't know what to hate more- how distasteful this watch is, the mere fact that it has been frankenized, or how awfully finished it is.
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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    Is it like that Iraqi watch that only runs backwards?

    It's obviously genuine, and none of the hands are too long.
    It does not come from near Russia or South America, and is not a pocket watch conversion.
    It is worth a lot of money.
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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    Is it like that Iraqi watch that only runs backwards?

    It's obviously genuine, and none of the hands are too long.
    It does not come from near Russia or South America, and is not a pocket watch conversion.
    It is worth a lot of money.
    Well of course I would have to agree on all counts.

    The reversed numbers actually are legit. If you were commanding an artillery battery the numerals were used with a sextant to gauge the distance of a target. Don't ask me the exact procedure I've never commanded an artillery battery. I was always in U boats.

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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    Could this not be based on Leonardo daVinci's watch?
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    Nice. Those fakers really need to start working on their quality control though, as stuff like this really hurts their reputation........

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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    Your spouse can calm down because this crap has nothing to to with waffen or ss :D
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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    They are really a mess. You should look closely at the movement for a good scare.

    Here is one I recently serviced for a forum member (not this forum). Has a Molnija 3602 movement.
    Or a Cortebert 620 clone, whatever you may like to call it.

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    It was so greasy you could fry chips in it if you get it hot enough.

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    Re: A Marriage Watch That Could End Yours

    I am actually past printable words... [Expletives deleted by moderator].
    -" Ain't it cool!"
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    These Ukranians must be laughing their arse off all day long when they invent new militia history for eagar "collectors".
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